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Nothing to Blush About

While rosé wines have long been cast aside as red wine’s uncivilized cousin, opinions toward the fairer juice are starting to change. Chateau d’Esclans, a pioneer in the high-end rosé market, released two exquisite, Rhone-blend rosés this year that set the stage for other oft-overlooked bottles. If spending upwards of $75 on a bottle of rosé still makes you wary, try Bodega El Portillo’s Argentine Malbec Rosé. It’s smooth and silky with fresh raspberry and lively acidity and retails for around $12. Or, from the other side of the world, August Kesseler’s 2007 Pinot Noir Rosé from Reingau Germany is bright with clean, long flavors, a touch of sweetness and racy acidity. Its $20 price point and beautiful, pale salmon color make it the perfect contribution to any picnic or brunch.

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